Since 1981, we have planted more than 60,000 trees, totaling almost half of San Francisco’s street tree canopy. (Read more about our history.)
Friends of the Urban Forest’s mission is to bring neighbors together to plant and care for San Francisco’s ideal urban forest. (Read more about our programs.)
FUF has a long history of integrating urban greening with civic engagement as a way to increase community health and resilience. We strive to connect San Franciscans to nature and to each other.
Education and Stewardship
We are committed to serving as the leading resource for San Franciscans who are interested in urban forestry-related issues and/or developing a career in urban forestry. We cultivate future generations of stewards and advocates for San Francisco’s urban forest, and leaders and professionals in urban forestry.
Quality of Work
FUF is an organization of professionals who take pride in making a high-quality, long-term impact on San Francisco’s infrastructure and environment. Our planting and pruning methods are based on best practices as designated by industry leaders such as the International Society of Arboriculture.
FUF recognizes San Francisco’s many communities and cultures and the diverse ways in which they connect with our urban forest. We are committed to inclusion and developing a meaningful relationship with anyone interested in greening our city.
FUF is committed to equitable access and decision-making in urban greening as a key to growing resilient communities and sharing the climate and health benefits of a robust urban forest throughout San Francisco.